The Alquds Hirbawi® Kufiya is our tribute to the spirit of Jerusalem, or Al Quds (القدس). As the heart of hearts and the most prominent symbol of the Palestinian diaspora, Jerusalem embodies the timeless beauty and unwavering strength of the Palestinian people. Our authentic Palestinian Keffiyeh, with a light gold pattern on a raw cotton base, captures the essence of this sacred city. With its brown laces, the Al Quds shemagh reflects the enduring heritage, rich history, and steadfast determination of Jerusalem and the Jerusalemites. Embrace the tradition and heritage of Palestine with this authentic and traditional Kufiya, a symbol of resilience, solidarity, and the indomitable spirit of Al Quds.
Handmade in Palestine
The Kufiyeh holds deep symbolic value for the Palestinian people and serves as an icon of resistance, struggle and freedom.
The Hirbawi Kufiyesh is not only a unique accent-piece of premium quality, but also designed with specific functionalities in mind:
Keeps you cool under the sun and in hot climates.
Effective shielding against dust and fast-blowing winds.
Excellent moisture-wicking properties, directing sweat and moisture away from the skin.
The Kufiyeh now comes in a variety of colours and patterns that are evolving alongside the Palestinian people. Today, we offer a wide selection of modern designs as well as the traditional staple patterns that are known and loved around the world.
The Hirbawi family runs the last remaining kufiyeh factory in Palestine, producing the recognizable iconic designs known all around the world today.
Yassar Hirbawi, who founded the factory in 1962, describes a daily struggle to keep the factory afloat, now facing strong competition from cheaper kufiyeh manufacturers overseas and an unstable political environment at home.
Designed by the Hirbawi family at the last standing factory in Palestine, each Kufiyeh is handmade using a specific cross-stitching honed over decades. Only a handful of people still hold the generational knowledge of this time-honoured technique, which can be easily felt by the quality of the Kufiyeh’s materials and stitching.
Help support an authentic local Palestinian business, and breathe new life into Palestinian textile craftsmanship by ordering a Kufiyeh today!
Support the Palestinian cause by buying from Palestinian artisans and businesses who are crippled economically due to the illegal occupation.
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